” Getting away with murder. Seems unlikely, but in the gated community of Avalon it’s what’s in style.
It all starts with Hudson’s accidental decapitation. It was a terrible accident. He was drunk and in the middle of a fight with his second wife. They both pressed the garage door button at the same time. The LAPD didn’t give it a second thought. Instead of grieving, his wife breathes free air again. She is a rich woman with freedom. The other wives secretly envy her.
From the outside, Avalon seems like the ideal place to live; full of rich men and beautiful women. Six couples form a close-knit friendship; the men all golf together, the women all shop together, and their six children all skip school together. But the wives begin to resent feeling like possessions and realize that the men become crueler every day.
When more husbands start dying, the so-called “Ladies of the Lake” find themselves under suspicion from the LAPD and their own children. The six children try to uncover their parents’ secrets before the handsome Detective Daniels can discover what is truly going on behind closed gates. “
Written by Ken Cordy, who is a former producer for Days of Our Lives, this book is full of all the element that makes a good read. Full of mystery, suspense, drama, and of course a little here and there will live you captivated!
The name of the book was something that made me want to read it at the first hand. Just by the name I thought I had a clear idea about the story plot, but after reading I realized it was not at all what I was thinking it to be. The plot was totally opposite of what the title makes you think. I love these kind of books where you can judge anything by the name or cover. Keeps you interested throughout!
This story revolves around group of women who are living a luxurious life, but in reality they are sad as the very basic thing is lacking, and that is husband’s love. Their husband are horrible who married them with an ulterior reasons. Disgusting but somewhat realistic! The characters in the book appear so close to real like that you would fall in love with them as you read.
Once you start reading, you will get hooked and won’t put down the book until the end. One think that I felt missing was the focus on the children. I would have loved to know about their character and feelings. Overall, it is a interesting book!